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An official poster for Mulan. Credit: Disney
Again, it came with Mulan's romantic subplot. The 2009 movie from China, Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (US title), helmed by Hong Kong director Jingle Ma, took from the Qing Dynasty stories and introduced more politics to the story with Mulan forging an alliance with the Mongol princess to end the war It also had her[...]
Hong Kong director Jingle Ma directs the 2009 movie without a sense of exoticism about the heroine's gender even as he explores her dilemma in keeping her gender secret in the army He avoids the "strong female character" trope or the male gaze, thankfully. WellGoUSA Ma's movie is a more adult-oriented tale about the costs of war[...]